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Moorings to host first regatta since COVID-19 in October 2020

- four race classes planned
A total of four race classes will be held at the 2020 Moorings Interline Regatta. They are the moorings 42.3, the moorings 45.3, the moorings 48.4 and the moorings 51.4. Photo: The Moorings
The Interline Regatta is unique in that it is organised and hosted exclusively by The Moorings, and the race classes are comprised entirely of Moorings charter yachts, ensuring a level playing field for competitors. Photo: VINO/File
The Interline Regatta is unique in that it is organised and hosted exclusively by The Moorings, and the race classes are comprised entirely of Moorings charter yachts, ensuring a level playing field for competitors. Photo: VINO/File
WICKHAM'S CAY 1, Tortola, VI- Competitive sailors and spectators will soon have an avenue to showcase their skill or to have fun on the water as the first nautical event since Novel Coronavirus was detected in the Territory, called the Interline Regatta, is planned for October 13 through 22, 2020.

A total of four race classes will be held; they are The Moorings 42.3, The Moorings 45.3, The Moorings 48.4 and The Moorings 51.4.

“For 38 years, The Moorings Interline Regatta has a kicked-off sailing season in the VI with exciting races, thrilling parties and endless fun on the water,” the Moorings said in a release on its website six days ago.

The website stated that the event was originally established for members and friends of the airline industry, and it will continue in that vein.

“We strive to maintain the integrity of the original foundation for the event, which was to host members of the airline industry. For this reason, one current or prior employee of the airline industry is required to be on board to enter a boat into the regatta.”

Unique regatta

“The Interline Regatta is unique in that it is organized and hosted exclusively by The Moorings, and the race classes are comprised entirely of Moorings charter yachts, ensuring a level playing field for competitors,” the website stated.

It added: “Each race boat races under their Airline’s banner, creating a fun, competitive atmosphere. Additionally, rather than utilising a “home-base” marina, the fleet travels to a new island each day, ultimately circling the entire BVI Island chain. This creates a versatile and fun Regatta experience which varies from year to year.”

Events across the board had to be postponed because of the Coronavirus.

5 Responses to “Moorings to host first regatta since COVID-19 in October 2020”

  • who? (28/07/2020, 11:37) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Who gave permission for this? Will our Government have safety systems in place? What will they consist of? What about all the other tourism-based businesses? Why have they not had this opportunity?
    • Positive (28/07/2020, 17:22) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Think positive and all the business Wil be open and coming season will be good and great
  • Sunshine (28/07/2020, 12:25) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    So finally the BVI is opening up to tourists!
  • rocks (28/07/2020, 15:31) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope this October regatta doesn't hit the rocks like the major league baseball in the USA.
  • u (28/07/2020, 17:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rely are you serious till me this is a joke


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